Monday, June 11, 2012

The "N" Word....Access Granted

You know exactly what "N" word I'm talking about.  It seems like now-a-dayz its cool to be a "N" to say "N".  Lemme tell you something, I use it....but its not coming out of my mouth every second.  I'm an entertainer, and comes out in a joke or two.  Hell, my Mother even says the word, but she uses it wisely. By my definition, a "N" is someone who is ignorant, and its not specific to race/gender/class. Therefore, by my definition, ANYONE can be a "N"....yes, you read me correctly....anyone...White, Black, Man, Woman, Jew, get it!

Most people use the word affectionately to describe a friend or an acquaintance.  I'm not offended by it, when "we" are using it....and by "we" I mean people of African decent.  I had to take a deeper look, and ask myself, "Why are you okay with a word being used by people of African decent, if I am defining the word based on a person's attitude, and not their race?" Self, you pose an excellent question to yourself....but I think that's due to the way that the word was used historically.  Look, I'm not trying to create any theories...just letting you know how I feel.

If you know the history of African Americans, we were called NIGGER by our oppressors, therefore I feel like we inherently own rights to the word.  According to UN reports, over 200 million people identify themselves as being from African decent...which includes members from all races.  Ok, its obvious that West Indian people are of African decent....also Latino, and Middle Eastern people.  Some people who identify themselves as White would be surprised if they swab themselves and take the test...they'll find out that they TOO have African descendants on their family tree.  With that being said, is it okay for them to say the "N" word too?  In my mind, yeah....but no at the same damn time!

True Story

I know this guy (he's probably reading this now..HEY HONEY), who lives in the heart of Dixie, that calls Black people "NIGGA" affectionately on a regular basis. Now, all he hangs around are black people...he dresses urban....talks urban slang,  his body language and attitude says Black....he's what we would call "White Chocolate".  Every time I would hear him say nigga, I would cringe, but his homies didn't think anything of it.  I knew that him saying "NIGGA" was not coming from a hurtful place, but I was still bothered by his usage of the word. 

One day I decided to have a talk with him about his frequent usage of the word "NIGGA".  He got me right together and told me that he is 25% Native American, and if any group of people have endured hardship...its HIS people.  He told me that he understood the struggle of African Americans and he would never use the word in a hurtful way, but he thinks of Native Americans and African Americans as people of color that both endured hardship at the hand of White people.  Damn, how could I respond to that....from the outside, he does not look majority White AT ALL, but the thought of this guy who is more than half White saying the word was like nails to a chalkboard. 

Wrap Up

The word "NIGGER" has different definition than the word "NIGGA".....its something about that "ER" at the end that screams racism!  How did the oppressors say it, "NIGGER".  What do you think?  Leave ReleVent Randomness a comment. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Go Ahead, Cheer If You Want To....

OMG, I just read a story about a mother in South Carolina being arrested for cheering too loudly at her daughter's high school graduation.  So, whenever I hear news, I have to wonder the person's race (don't judge me, you probably do too!!).  This sounds like a Negro crime...right?!? RIGHT!  Well, I haven't even confirmed the person's race, but once I read that child's knew! 

Shannon Cooper (you can't tell yet!!) was accused of yelling so loudly during her daughter Iesha's(Ok...race confirmed, right?!?!) graduation on Saturday night, the cops charged her with disorderly conduct and took her to jail! Ms. Cooper told WPDE NewsChannel 15 in Myrtle Beach. “Are ya’ll serious? Are ya’ll for real? I mean, that’s what I’m thinking in my mind....I didn’t say anything. I was just like OK, I can’t fight the law.“ Cooper claims that she was not acting any differently than any of the other parents when their kids names were called. 

Poor Iesha didn't know that her Momma was being arrested until her friends told her (they were probably laughing their asses off...I wonder were they white?!?!).  “They’re locking your momma up for cheering — and I was like that isn’t right because other people was cheering and they didn’t lock them up,” Iesha told the TV station. This poor child has to for the rest of her life associate her graduation with her Mother being arrested....ummm! Her Mother was in jail for several hours, then released on a $225 bond. 

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There was another story about a young man Anthony Cornist in Ohio that was given 20 hours of community service after his graduation because his family was cheering excessively!  The school even denied the young man his diploma...then told him that he could split the community service with his family.  The young man's Mother was quoted saying that the punishment is “ludicrous” and none of them would be doing it!  I don't blame her service for cheering?!?!  And holding that baby's diploma?!?!  Hmmmph, I would have told them to service the community by doing it their damn selves...and give my baby his walkin' papers!  Tax payers get no respect now-a-dayz!
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My heart goes out to the families that suffered a loss in the OKC apartment fires.  Whenever these events happen, the news is always on the scene to interview residents to get their story.  The local news interviewed a lady by the name of "Sweet Brown"....honey gone!  Sweet Brown is the new Antoine Dodson baby!!  This video tickles me, but clearly Sweet lives that LIFE!!  Who is that ninja walking around in the background?!  See, why does the media constantly do this?!?!  Allow people to tell their account of what happened and kick it up a notch!  Sweet is famous now baby and will not have to work for another rock again (Oooops, did I say that?!?!)!  Over dinner a couple of days ago, one of my best friends showed me this video and I know I've watched it at least 30 times!!

Here's what happened:

My Introduction

Lemme formally introduce myself....I am Ne-nee Dodd and I am a Comedienne.  I started doing comedy on 07/18/2011 and I love it! I look at life a little differently than most...and I want to share my views with the world. So.....LEMME TELL YOU SOMETHING...get ready for my relevant randomness!